ULTRA NATURAL PROSTATE FORMULA - An advanced herbal DHT, aromatase, and estrogen blocking formula. This formula utilizes the CO2 extraction method on Saw Palmetto as opposed to the regular hexane extraction, yielding a pure more potent compound that has been shown to be more effective at inhibiting DHT recepror binding than regular Saw Palmetto Extract, (52%, as opposed to 40%).
More importantly though, this formula contains a methanolic nettle root extract that is active in inhibiting estrogen binding to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). What does this have to do with hair loss?? Through this binding activity researchers have shown in several tissue samples, including prostate and hair follicles, that estrogen is "capable of activating path ways normally considered androgen responsive."
It has been established in recent research that certain estrogen blockers grow hair, but the mechanism of action has not been fully understood. Most researchers now concede that DHT is not the sole hormonal trigger of hair loss. SHBG increases with age and with the presence of bound estrogen, can act like an additional androgen receptor.
Aromatase inhibitors have been studied closely and have shown promise in generating hair growth (Dr. Sheffield). In addition to inhibiting the binding of SHBG, at least six constituents of the methanolic extract of nettle root inhibit aromatase reducing the conversion of androgens to estrogens.
In all studies involving affects on SHBG and aromatase inhibition, the methanolic extracts and not the ethanolic extracts were shown to be effective. The ethanolic extracts were shown, in fact, to be inactive.
The Natural Prostate Formula uses methanolic extracts of stinging nettle root, in addition to a more advanced extract of Saw Palmetto, and Pygeum Extract (a mild 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, and anti-inflammatory).
Beta Sitosterol, Pygeum, and Cernitin, all which down regulate androgen receptor activity, along with Boron, Lycopene, and Rosemary extract have been added.
This synergestic formula is much more comprehensive than Saw Palmetto and will provide many a side effect free option of dealing with multiple hormonal facets involved with hair loss, not just DHT.Dosage and usage:
|Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) (berries) CO2 extract [std to 85%-95% free fatty acids and sterols (272 mg)]||320 mg|
|Cernitin® Flower Pollen extract (Secale cereale L.)||252 mg|
|5-Loxin® (Boswellia serrata) extract (gum resin) [std. to acetyl-11-keto-ß-boswellic acid (AKBA) minimum 30% (21 mg)]||70 mg|
|Stinging nettle extract (Urtica dioica) (root)||240 mg|
|Pygeum (Pygeum africanum) extract (bark) [std. to 11.7% sterols as beta-sitosterol (11.7 mg)]||100 mg|
|Lycopene (from tomato extract)||10 mg|
|Phytosterol Complex [std. to 59% free total sterols (400 mg) and 26.6% free beta-sitosterol (180 mg)]||678 mg.|
|Proprietary Enterolactone Precursors Blend HMRlignan™ Norway spruce (Picea abies) lignan extract (knot wood) [std. to 90% Hydroxymatairesinol potassium acetate complex]; ActiFlax™ Flax Lignan (Linum Usitatissimum L.) extract (seed) [std. to 40% Secoisolariciresinol diglucoside]||20.15 mg.|
|Boron (from boron citrate, glycinate, and aspartate)||3 mg.|
|Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) extract||800 mcg.|